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Old Nov 16, 2012, 03:19 AM
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New Gluonpilot 2 has arrived!

Yesterday I received one of the first Gluonpilot II's from Tom Pycke in Belgium.

The hardware is completely re-designed and now in a smaller and lighter format (5x4 cm) weighing only 8 grams without headers for the main module.

I plan to use one of the new Gluonpilot2's for a super light MAV setup with the complete autopilot including GPS, XBee and receiver weighing under 20 grams total.

Here are some specifications from the web-page;

MPU-6000 based
All needed sensors (including the switched power supply) are on the main board
On-board USB connector
2 voltage inputs for batteries
1 current sensor input
Extendable: all pins are available on the extension board (I2C, SPI, GPS, ...)
Rewritten OSD firmware with unique features: wind indicator, current navigation block name
High-Efficiency switched voltage regulator at 2.5Mhz
Top quality components for optimum performance: X7R capacitors & 1% resistors
Enough solder jumpers & in- & output ports to customize it to your needs

I have been flying the 'old' Gluonpilot extensively this season (100++ flights) and I really like easy of use and the included Ground control station with Xbee link.

More updates to follow when I have tested the Gluonpilot 2...

/Björn
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